19/08/2013 10:27, Report by A Marshall & L Kane

Van Persie's masterclass

Robin van Persie was the unanimous choice as United's first man of the match of the new Barclays Premier League season.

The classy striker twice and saw off competition from fellow two-goal hero Danny Welbeck and Rio Ferdinand, who were also on the three-man shortlist nominated by Gordon McQueen and Lou Macari.

Another former Reds favourite, Sammy McIlroy, produced a detail rundown on the Dutchman's performance alongside David Stowell on Big Match De-Brief in the MUTV studio.

Check out the exclusive video and relive van Persie's masterful performance at The Liberty Stadium.

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